Residents in the south of the county will have more opportunities to recycle their rubbish when the recycling and waste site at Market Harborough opens for seven days a week.
The site currently opens between 9am and 4pm between Saturday and Wednesday, but will also open on Thursdays and Fridays from December 9.
Leicestershire County Council is making the temporary changes to support local residents, as the waste and recycling site at Kibworth is currently closed for refurbishment.
I am really pleased that the county council is able to open the Market Harborough site seven days a week. It’s something we have been working on for several weeks but has been entirely dependent on having staff available at a time when all our sites experience staffing problems. It’s all too easy for critics to demand a change like this which isn’t easy.
Along with Neil O’Brien and the Leader of Harborough District Council, who understand the difficulties, I have had a number of requests to see what we can do to compensate for the Kibworth closure and I hope this will make life a bit easier for those who make the best use of our recycling facilities.
I know that the necessary closure of the Kibworth site has caused inconvenience, although the £5M investment work to improve the site will be worthwhile.Person:Councillor Blake Pain, lead member for the environment and green agenda
Other sites which can be used by residents across the area are: Lutterworth (open Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday); Oadby (open Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Whetstone, (open Saturday, Sunday, Monday Thursday and Friday.)
- Vans, pick-ups and cars with trailers must have a waste permit to visit a site. Permits are also required for any vehicle bringing in asbestos, chemicals or liquid paint.
- We’re doing everything we can to recruit to vacant positions for operatives and HGV drivers. If you are interested in these roles and want to join a friendly team, please apply here